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Laos’ five-year plan targets 4% growth

The communist government of the Southeast Asian country of Laos is targeting annual economic growth of 4% in its five-year socio-economic plan to 2025, which aims to maintain growth and improve infrastructure. The plan, outlined by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at the 11th Party Congress on Wednesday, aims to reach annual average per capita income […]

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BCP adds coffee shops in Laos, Cambodia

Bangchak Corporation (BCP), a mostly state-owned energy firm, is planning to increase its Inthanin coffee houses overseas to grow its non-oil business after the pandemic calms down. BCP chief marketing officer and senior executive vice-president Somchai Tejavanija said the company will start with 3-5 new cafes in Laos. Inthanin Coffee claims to be environmentally friendly, […]

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Lao Consumers Still Favor Imported Agricultural Produce

Authorities have acknowledged that Lao people continue to favor agricultural products imported from neighboring countries over home-grown produce. According to a report by Lao Post, Lao consumers remain in favor of some fruit and vegetables imported from Thailand, Vietnam, and China. A belief persists among Lao consumers that the quality of imported products is higher than that […]

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Laos temporarily bans Thai seafood

Laos has temporarily banned the import of fresh and frozen seafood from Thailand after a new wave of Covid-19 infections erupted from Samut Sakhon’s seafood market. Laos’s Industry and Commerce Ministry made the decision on Wednesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. The new measure is temporary and will stay in effect […]

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